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Headword: *gu/hs
Adler number: gamma,474
Translated headword: plough-tree
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] part of a plough.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "he has no plough-tree", in reference to those who are useless at something; from a metaphor of the plough.[2]
Greek Original:
*gu/hs: me/ros a)ro/trou. kai\ paroimi/a: *gu/hs ou)k e)/nest' au)tw=|, e)pi\ tw=n e)/n tini a)xrh/stwn: e)k metafora=s tou= a)ro/trou.
[1] "The curved piece of wood in a plough, to which the share was fitted" (LSJ s.v.).
[2] cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 1.84.
See also epsilon 163.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; imagery; proverbs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@12:43:49.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 July 2002@10:47:15.
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